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Ecumenical Patriarch concerned about the Tsipras-Ieronymos agreement

For two hours Educations and Religious Affairs Minister Costas Gavroglou was briefing Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Istanbul about the recent agreement between the government and the Greek Orthodox Church of Greece. I twas the second time within two days, the Ecumenical Patriarch was receiving a briefing by Greek officials on …

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Kammenos proposes to US “alternative Agreement with FYROM”

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos and Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Panos Kammenos proposed an alternative agreement with FYROM free of the Macedonia name issue. The leader of Independent Greeks (ANEL) is a fierce opponent of the Prespes Agreement. During a meeting with Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell in Washington …

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+++ Ferries strike ends after Greece Seamen’s unions agree with shipowners

The Greek Seamen’s unions Federation PNO has reportedly agreed with shipowners for Passenger Ships on Tuesday noon. The ferries strike ends later on Tuesday, media report, and not at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 5th 2018, as originally scheduled. PNO and shipowners agreed for a 2% wage raise for 2018 and …

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UPD 2000 migrants to return to Greece as Athens Berlin reach agreement

Berlin and Athens have reached an agreement that will allow Germany to return asylum seekers to Greece, a German Interior Ministry spokesperson said on Friday. The agreement will extend to asylum seekers registered in the Eurodac system the spokesperson said. “We have reached an agreement with Greece, the interior ministries …

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Kammenos warns “either elections or referendum or 180 ratification votes” for Macedonia Agreement

The Macedonia Agreement will not be ratified without the consent of the people, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner ANEL said on Tuesday morning. In a press conference called early in the morning, ANEL leader and Greece’s Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos said there has to be either elections or a referendum on …

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NATO Stoltenberg: FYROM full membership only with full ratification and positive referendum outcome

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, that the NATO will invite the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to be full member of the North Atlantic Alliance only if it ratifies the Macedonia Agreement with Greece and YES will prevail in the referendum. Arriving at the European Union Council …

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Greece and FYROM sign Macedonia agreement as protesters clash with police (videos, picts)

While officials from Athens and Skopje were celebrating the “historic agreement,” protesters clashed with police nearby and in some villages church bells rang in mourning. In the small village of Psarades at the Prespes Lake, Greece and FYROM signed the Macedonia agreement that will rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of …

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All ready for signing the Macedonia Agreement at Prespa Lake? Almost…

Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are preparing for the ceremony to sign the Macedonia agreement amid fierce opposition in both countries. Originally the agreement was schedule dot be signed Saturday, but the ceremony has been postponed for Sunday, due to a no-confidence vote in Greek Parliament later …

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Tsipras gov’ partner ANEL says they will down vote agreement with term “Macedonia”

Tsipras’ junior coalition government partner, Independent Greeks (ANEL) made it clear that they will down vote an agreement with FYROM if it contains the term “Macedonia.” In an extraordinary press conference on Tuesday morning, ANEL leader and Defense Minister, Panos Kammenos, said: We are clear, we do not agree and …

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“Skopje not ready for an agreement yet,” says Greek gov’t official

The government in Skopje is not ready yet for a solution in the Macedonia name issue, a Greek government official said Friday afternoon. The official who spoke on conditions of anonymity said “it is the government in Skopje that is not ready, in the present phase, to proceed with a …

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Savvidis sells SEKAP and Donskoy Tabak to Japan Tobacco for $1.6 billion

SEKAP, the Greek Cooperative Tobacco Industry that was owned by Donskoy Tabak since 2013, will pass to Japanese ownership as part of a larger package deal worth around 1.6 billion dollars that was signed on Friday. Japan Tobacco Inc. (JT) announced that the Group’s purchase of Russian-based Donskoy Tabac, part …

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Port of Thessaloniki privatization agreement finally signed

The agreement for the sale of 67 percent of Thessaloniki port to South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki (SEGT) Limited was signed at the offices of the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on Thursday afternoon. The agreement was scheduled to be signed last week, however, it was postponed as the Russian …

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Greek-Bulgarian agreement connects Danube River with the Aegean Sea

Greece and Bulgaria signed a memorandum of cooperation to build rail connections between ports in Bulgaria and northern Greece. The agreement refers to the interconnection of the Greek ports of Alexandroupolis, KAvala and Thessaloniki with the Bulgarian ports of Varna and Burgas at the Black Sea as wells as with …

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Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel sign East Med Gas Pipeline project

Energy ministers from Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Israel signed an agreement on natural gas pipeline in Tel Aviv on Monday. The proposed 2,000 kilometer subsea pipeline would connect gas fields offshore of Israel and Cyprus with Greece and possibly Italy. Aiming to transform the Eastern Mediterranean into a regional energy …

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